U.S. History Outline: XIV. The Cold War

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Marshall Plan
    U.S. gave economic aid to rebuild Europe
    Helped to keep European nations from turning to Communism
Containment Policy (George Kennen) - stop Communism from spreading
1948 - Berlin blockade
Mao Tse Tung
    Effective military leader against Japanese
    Drove out Chiang Kei-Shek in 1949
NATO Treaty - April 1949
    Military alliance between U.S., Western Europe, and Turkey
    (Spain and Sweden were neutral countries and not in NATO)
SETO Treaty - Alliance between U.S. and non-Communist southeast Asia
1948 election - Truman (Democrat) beat Dewey (Republican)
Korean War (1950-1953)
    Was the first United Nations action
    Soviets occupied North Korea, U.S. occupied South Korea
    Soviets pulled out but left a Communist government
    North Korea attacked South Korea
    Douglas McArthur led U.S. army
    China (Communist) aided North Korea
    Ended in stalemate at original North/South border
    Armistice but no treaty (so we're technically still at war?)
Truman blamed for fall of China

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